A pair of kingfishers came whizzing towards me on the path between Oundle and Cotterstock this morning. One veered past to the left and the other – a female – turned tail at the last minute and flew to a perch about 50 feet away. Just time for one quick photo and she was gone again.
It was great to get a picture in last night’s snow and see two birds together. I remember reading that kingfishers pair up in late autumn and separate to different territories for the winter. Then they reunite in spring. But that’s not what I’ve noticed this winter. Several times I’ve seen them together or heard lots of calls from a single bird which often means that another is close by.